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Biden to Barzani: Kurdistan is Hope for All Free world

The two leaders Barzani and Biden also made a phone call together.

United States has acknowledged the role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces has played in pushing back the Islamic States (IS) militants in northern Iraq. In a statement from Kurdistan Region Presidency, US vice president Joe Biden called Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani on Wednesday night and acknowledged Kurdish forces for being …

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Barzani Blames Maliki for Iraq Army Collapse

President Barzani says Kurdistan hasn't received the weapons they asked.

The president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, blamed on Monday former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the collapse of the Iraqi army in the face of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) earlier this year. In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya’s Rima Maktabi, Barzani also said the swift …

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Massoud ­Barzani, The Opportunist

TIME Magazine selected President Masoud Barzani as the fourth in its annual Person of the Year.

When ISIS threw the Middle East jigsaw puzzle into the air, the Kurdish leader reached for a piece TIME What does it say that the most reliable U.S. ally in its campaign against ISIS is an imaginary country? Kurdistan—Land of the Kurds—exists only in two spheres. One is on maps …

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How Exxon Helped Make Iraqi Kurdistan

All of the six blocks that Exxon owns as per agreement with the KRG.

In January 2011, Exxon hired one of the best connected men in Iraq: Ali Khedery, an American of Iraqi descent who had served in Baghdad as a special assistant to five U.S. ambassadors and a senior adviser to three U.S. generals. At a meeting with Exxon a few months later to analyze …

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